fuel-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: provide or take in substance for heat or power

We fuelled the car and started driving.
Our heating system is fuelled by gas.
The tanker fueled in Bahrain
Oil fuels furnace.

VerbNet: butter-9.9
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3

Sense Number 2: support or stimulate an idea, activity or emotion

The rapid promotion of the director's son has itself fuelled resentment.
The underlying issue that fuels this debate is not one of conscience or economy.
That fuelled the speculation that fish drops from heaven.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: fuel.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4